Education at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

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Course summary

This MA is designed for practising professionals, or those interested in research, in teaching and learning, or educational leadership – usually in schools, the lifelong learning sector and universities. Its modular structure allows you to personalise your choice of units and progress at a pace that best suits you, with a final phase focused on educational research via a dissertation. The MA Education engages you with key issues in education and aims to encourage your evidence-based practice, as you make direct and meaningful connections between the course and your own experiences and aspirations. The course helps you to broaden your knowledge of educational ideas and research findings, as you identify and justify recommendations for further action. This places you in a better position to develop your work as a classroom practitioner or school leader. Intermediate qualifications available: Postgraduate certificate – 60 credits at Masters level Postgraduate diploma – 120 credits at Masters level Why choose this course?

  • Study on a modular course designed for existing and aspiring education professionals, that allows you to accumulate credit at a pace that suits you, with assessments based around needs specific to your role in your educational organisation
  • Explore the process of teaching, learning support, and/or educational leadership, focusing on personal, academic, and vocational interests relevant to your educational context
  • Develop your understanding of assessment formats with a negotiated focus in support of both individual and organisational needs
  • Undertake primary research that informs your current practice, as well as acquire the necessary research skills to engage in future research and progress to a PhD or EdD programme
  • Progress your study in education, e.g. following your Initial Teacher Education (ITE) course
  • Develop your work in educational contexts
  • Support developments within the organisation where you work
  • Be prepared for further study at doctoral level (PhD and EdD).


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Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent. Applicants will normally be working in educational contexts.

Fees and funding

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Education at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS